Accession Number:

ADA273167

Title:

An Investigation of Requirements Traceability to Support Systems Development

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

94.0

Abstract:

Department of Defense Standard 2167A mandates that requirements traceability be conducted during the development of government systems. This and other standards, as well as current literature, however, do not provide a comprehensive model of what information should be captured as a part of a traceability scheme. The primary goal of this research is to develop a model of requirements traceability at the level of systems design which relates requirements to all system components. An empirical study using focus groups was conducted with various stakeholders involved with the development of large, complex systems. Based on an analysis of the information obtained by the focus group sessions, a model for traceability was developed. This model describes the various relationships or linkages between requirements and system components that must be captured and maintained to support various system development activities. Finally, several issues which must be addressed in successfully implementing a comprehensive scheme for traceability are discussed. Requirements traceability, Systems development.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE